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Seriously, eating healthy doesn’t have to be painful. There’s no need to go on a strict diet. There are always plenty of healthy eating tips and hacks that can improve your habits.
And down below are some great ideas that can help you stick to eating healthy. They’re simple to implement and have great results without sacrificing good taste. And not to mention, they can help you lose weight and achieve your fitness goals as well. So check them out and let me know what you think!
Cook Your Own Meals More Often
When you prepare your own food, you’re in control of what goes into the recipe. It’s so much better than thinking that the dish you just ordered looked healthy, but not knowing that they added a few ingredients that’ll make you gain weight.
When Making Chips or Fries, Don’t Peel
More than just saving you time and effort, baking your veggie chips or fries with the skin is so much healthier. The skin is packed with great nutrients.
So the next time you make fries, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, zucchini and other veggie chips, just wash them off, cut thinly, add salt and pepper, and pop them in your oven. In just a few minutes, you’ll have a healthy guilt-free snack.
Eat Cold Greens Instead of Warm Ones
Avoid boiling your vegetables, especially green leafy ones. Boiling extracts the nutrients from the veggies, which is exactly what you don’t want when trying to be healthy.
Instead, eat them crisp and fresh so you can take in all their nutrients. Why not try to make salads, pair with a light sandwich or green smoothie.
Avoid Premade Dressing
Pricey premade dressings contain all sorts of additives that are horrible for your health. Instead of relying on them, do yourself a favor and make your own. Use olive oil, avocado oil or balsamic vinegar for your dressing. Mix fresh herbs, toss into your salad, and you’ll have a great healthy dish.
Stockpile Spices in Your Cabinet
Wouldn’t it be nice to open your kitchen cabinet and see a stockpile of different spices from peppers to chili flakes to cinnamon? They are a great way to make healthy food more interesting and tasty.
And did you know that many spices are essential in cutting weight and calories? They can also increase the absorption of nutrients and vitamins. Impressive right?
Puree Your Veggies
Looking for easy ways to make your favorite comfort foods healthier? Consider pureeing vegetables and substitute for a dip or sauce. Your nachos, tacos, pizza, biscuits, spaghetti, and soups will taste great with pureed veggie sauce recipes.
You can also prep them in advance by putting them in mason jars and stocking them in your fridge.
Limit Sugary Drinks
There’s no doubt that sugary drinks (and food) are horrible for any diet plan. Whether it’s juice, soda, energy drinks, or sports drinks, they’ll help you gain weight.
So instead of drinking them, try drinking more infused water. Drinking more water can hydrate and help improve the function of your body. And adding some lemon, mint, cucumber, strawberries and other fruit will make it tasty and help you detox.
Bake or Grill Instead of Frying
Choose to bake or grill your meat and veggies instead of frying to cut down your calorie intake. And instead of relying on grease and oils for flavor, use marinades and herbs to spice up your meal. You can also try steaming your food for another healthy cooking alternative.
Go For Whole Foods More Often
Okay, for this tip you’ll be focusing on less is more. What do you notice when you see fruits, vegetables, meats, and eggs in the grocery store? They don’t have an ingredient list. They’re filled with a of ton of nutrients and are definitely better than processed foods. So if you really want to stick to healthy eating, consider stocking up on whole foods.
Have Healthy Snacks for Busy Times
I get it, your schedule becomes hectic and chaotic, but this doesn’t mean that you can skip eating a healthy meal. Make it a habit to prep ahead of time and bring a healthy snack to your work or school. You can create green salads, put freshly cut fruits in a container, pack mixed nuts in a ziplock, and a smoothie in a plastic bottle. They make great grab-and-go snacks that’ll save you from craving unhealthy meals.
Just because you ‘re eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to feel deprived when there’s a lot of hacks that’ll help make eating healthy fun. So try implementing these ten tips and you won’t need to sacrifice anything. Give them a try and watch the number on the scales go down
Now if you have other healthy eating hacks, let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear about them!